The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino, in partnership with Art Plus Magazine



October 21 to 23, 2016 | 3:00PM & 8:00PM. 

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)



What follies happen when love arrives? In this classic comedy by William Shakespeare, rewritten by Rody Vera based on the Filipino adaptation of Rolando Tinio, we follow Hermia and Lysander as they pursue their love one fantastic night in an enchanted forest. Be bewitched in another irresistible Tanghalang Pilipino production under the innovative direction of Carlitos Siguion-Reyna.



Duke Theseus and Hippolyta are preparing for their wedding, when Egeus arrives with his daughter Hermia, along with Lysander and Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander love each other; but Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius (who is loved by Helena). Theseus insists that Egeus must have his way, and gives Hermia a month to marry Demetrius, or either die or become a nun. Hermia and Lysander decide to run away and to meet in the forest. Hermia tells Helena of their plans, and she in turn tells Demetrius, in the hope that he will like her more for telling him. Demetrius chases after the eloping couple, and Helena chases after him.


A group of tradesmen meet to discuss a play on the theme of Pyramus and Thisbe which they want to perform at Theseus’ wedding. They plan to rehearse in the forest.


Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies, are arguing over who should have a changeling boy that Titania has stolen. Titania will not give him up, so Oberon takes his revenge by having his servant Puck find a special flower whose juice he will squeeze onto Titania’s eyes while she is asleep. This will maker her fall in love with the first person she sees upon waking. Oberon, seeing Demetrius reject Helena, tells Puck to put the potion on Demetrius’ eyes also. But Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius, and Lysander wakes to see Helena, whom he falls in love with and chases after, leaving Hermia alone.


The rustics begin their rehearsal near where Titania is sleeping. Puck gives Bottom an ass’s head. Bottom frightens his friends away, and in doing so wakes Titania. She falls in love with him, and Bottom is treated like a lord by the fairy retinue.


Hermia, having lost Lysander, thinks Demetrius has killed him, and when he denies it she goes to look for him. Oberon is furious with Puck for his mistake and tells him to find Helena and bring her to him. Oberon squeezes the flower onto Demetrius’ eyes while he sleeps. Lysander enters with Helena, begging for her love, telling her Demetrius does not love her; Demetrius then wakes, sees Helena, and begs for her love. Hermia enters and is snubbed by Lysander, while Helena thinks all three are tricking her.


Demetrius and Lysander challenge each other to a duel. Oberon gets Puck to imitate the two men’s voices, leading them around until they fall asleep. Puck puts an antidote on Lysander’s eyes so that he resumes his love for Hermia.


Oberon then releases Titania from her spell, having received the changeling boy from her. Puck removes the ass’s head from Bottom.


Theseus and Hippolyta arrive to hunt in the forest, along with Egeus, where they discover the sleeping lovers. They hear their story, and Theseus decrees they shall be married as they wish, despite Egeus’ will.


Bottom is reunited with his friends, and they rehearse their play, which has been selected as one of those to be made available as entertainment at the wedding. After supper, Theseus chooses their play, which is presented in front of an audience of all the lovers. They all retire to bed, and Oberon and Titania enter to sing and dance; Oberon blesses the three couples, and Puck is left to address the audience.  



Audie Gemora: Oberon

Liesl Batucan: Titania

Teroy Guzman: Teseo

Jacquilou Blanco: Hipolita

Skyzx Labastilla: Hipolita

Richard Cunanan: Egeo

Rafa Siguion-Reyna: Flute/Tisbe

Kristofer Kliatchko: Snout/Pader

Paw Castillo: Snout/Pader

Jonathan Tadioan: Bottom/Piramo

Marco Viana: Lisandro

Doray Dayao: Snug/Leon

JV Ibesate: Demetrio

Lhorvie Nuevo: Hermia

Antonette Go: Helena

Aldo Vencilao: Robin Goodfellow/Puck

Silvester Bagadiong: Peter Quince/Prologo

Joshua Tayco: Ada/Starvelling/ Buwan

Monique Nellas: Ada/Hipolita Understudy

Eunice Pacia: Ada

Blanche Buhia: Ada




Carlos Siguion-Reyna - Director

Rody Vera - Dramaturg

Toym Imao - Set Designer

James Reyes - Costume Designer

TJ Ramos - Sound Designer

John Batalla - Lighting Designer




Ticket Prices:

VIP seats - PHP 1,200.00

Gallery & Bleachers - PHP 1,000.00


Discounts: 50% off for students, 20% off for senior citizens, government and military employees, and PWDs. Please present a valid ID.


For tickets, please call TANGHALANG PILIPINO at 832 1125 loc. 1620/1621 | 822 6920 CCP Box Office at 832-3704 |TICKETWORLD at 891 9999. You may also purchase tickets online through